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Magical Thinking, Magical Being

I am not a person that remembers dates.  My mother- she is a record keeper. If you look on her calendar, she has noted the birth dates of every relative- living and dead, anniversaries for the most distant of cousins, … Continue reading

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Single Lady Adventure

I told my friend, I was getting out of town for a couple of days by myself. I had made no real plans, hoping to leave my days free for possibility. “You’re going on a single lady adventure,” she exclaimed. … Continue reading

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The Long List of RIPs

When I heard of Carrie Fisher passing, I didn’t feel much.  Which is maybe not so strange.  I didn’t know her. I wasn’t a friend or family member.  I glanced over the many tributes on Facebook and various webpages, and … Continue reading

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Your One Person

For a few years after I moved out of my parents’ house, I had reoccurring dreams about my youngest brother, Casey.  In the dreams, he was always a baby.  We were being chased by unknown dream assassins, and I was … Continue reading

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The Gift of Being Happy

I am happy.  Really happy.  Sometimes bordering on delirious.  It feels like cheating.  How can I be happy when Chris is no longer around to be part of it?  Shouldn’t that joy be tainted?  Am I a bad person for … Continue reading

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Magical Thinking

I finished a book a couple of weeks ago called “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion.  I have been compelled to write about it several times, but stopped myself.  The book chronicles Didion’s grief from the unexpected passing … Continue reading

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Cleanse the Destroyers

I took my sons for an overnight camping trip yesterday.  Growing up in Phoenix, I feel like they miss out on a lot of what I think summer should be about- playing outside, having adventures in nature, spending all day … Continue reading

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